I remember from two years ago the charges leveled at Tennessee’s Senator Bob Corker. One of his opponents claimed that Corker voted with President Obama 60% of the time. Despite making this claim over and over, I never did find any evidence they presented which could be independently verified or, at least, evaluated for validity of conclusion.
The John Birch Society publishes an annual report, The Freedom Index, on how constitutional the votes are for federal officials. They’ve been doing this for over 25 years. I have enjoyed their reports and even wrote about it back in 2011 in the run-up to the elections. Around a dozen or so key votes are identified for each year, with constitutional implications, and the votes of all members of the US House and Senate are tallied and rated as to whether or not they are in line with the US Constitution or not. Read The Full Story
Within a few hours of Edward Snowden’s media-heavy event at the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, where he announced he would seek asylum in Russia, the Obama administration appeared to shift strategies. Their public comments toward Moscow seemed to harden from mildly irritated impatience to outraged insistence. That rhetorical stick came with one big carrot: a scheduled phone call between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The shift seems to indicate a growing desire to guide Russia’s calculus on Snowden – although exactly what U.S. officials hope to get, and their odds of getting it, remains unclear. Read The Full Story
In Part one of this series, I detailed how this administration has set themselves up to roll out martial law like no other martial law in history. Part one further revealed that the mechanisms needed for hard-core martial law are either active or merely waiting in the wings. All that is needed for unmistakable martial law to be rolled out in its entirety, is for the right trigger event to take place. Read The Full Story
Elizabeth Coker, 258th Judicial District Judge in Texas, appears to want to be both judge and prosecutor at trial, but clearly not the defendant. Coker has admitted to sending text messages to a prosecutor to suggest examination questions during a trial. What is astonishing is that the prosecutor Kaycee L. Jones, was later made herself a judge despite the misconduct. The case reflects what defense attorneys have often complained is the close relationship of judges and prosecutors as well as the overwhelming preference for making prosecutors judges across the country. Read The Full Story